PRoMs - The Production and Reading of Music Sources

Mise-en-page in manuscripts and printed books containing polyphonic music, 1480—1530

Manuscript: London, Great Britain, Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1

Manuscript type: choirbook

RISM siglum: GB-Llp 1

DIAMM Source Key: 209

Image repositories: DIAMM

Basis for description: high-quality image

London, Great Britain, Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1
(Lambeth Choirbook; Arundel Choirbook)


Late 1520s. Probably copied and used at St. Stephen's, Westminster, though alternative origins have been proposed (Chew 1970). According to Skinner 2003, possibly made in and for Arundel College. Came to Lambeth Palace Library in 17th century. Collection transferred to Cambridge in 1648; returned to Lambeth Palace in 1664.


light brown leather over wood
Decoration: Five metal bosses front and back; on spine, in gold letters, is inscription "ANTHEM BOOK."
Endpapers: front and back: 2 endpapers with pastedowns